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Become a Certified Cyber Security Specialist

Start your training and become a Cyber Security Specialist in as little as 12 months.

Cyber Security Specialist Training Overview

ICOHS College will prepare each student with advanced training in cyber threats, information assurance, and digital crime investigation.

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This course will cover the basics of computer infrastructure, hardware, software, and networking. You will also receive advanced training in cyber threats, information assurance, and digital crime investigation. This certificate helps prepare the student with attaining the necessary skills and testing vouchers to pass various industry certifications such as:
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network +
  • CompTIA Security +
  • CompTIA PenTest+
  • CompTIA Cloud+
  • CompTIA CySA+

CYBER SECURITY SPECIALIST - INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS

The Cyber Security Specialist Certification Program will prepare you for your career by attaining the necessary technical skills to pass various industry certifications such as:

CompTIA A+

Passing the CompTIA A+ exam demonstrates a core set of skills pertaining to information technology.

CompTIA A+ certified professionals are proven problem solvers. They support today’s core technologies from security to cloud to data management and more. CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for launching IT careers into today’s digital world. 

CompTIA Network+

CompTIA Network+ tests your ability to securely establish, maintain and troubleshoot essential networks.

Unlike other vendor-specific networking certifications, CompTIA Network+ prepares candidates to support networks on any platform. CompTIA Network+ is the only certification that covers the specific skills that network professionals need.

CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Security+ is the first security certification a candidate should earn. It establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs.

Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on troubleshooting, ensuring candidates have practical security problem-solving skills

CompTIA PenTest+

CompTIA PenTest+ is for cybersecurity professionals tasked with penetration testing and vulnerability management.

PenTest+ assesses the most up-to-date penetration testing, and vulnerability assessment and management skills necessary to determine the resiliency of the network against attacks.

CompTIA Cloud+

CompTIA Cloud+ is a global certification that validates the skills needed to deploy and automate secure cloud environments that support the high availability of business systems and data.

CompTIA Cloud+ is the only performance-based IT certification that views cloud-based infrastructure services in the context of broader IT systems operations regardless of the platform. Migrating to the cloud presents opportunities to deploy, optimize, and protect mission critical applications and data storage.

CompTIA CySa+

CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) is an IT workforce certification that applies behavioral analytics to networks and devices to prevent, detect and combat cybersecurity threats through continuous security monitoring.

  • Leverage intelligence and threat detection techniques
  • Analyze and interpret data
  • Identify and address vulnerabilities
  • Suggest preventative measures
  • Effectively respond to and recover from incidents

CYBER SECURITY SPECIALIST
Program Courses

TYPICAL WEEKLY SCHEDULE:

CSS HYBRID
(In-person & Online)

AM Schedule

Tuesday – Thursday

9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

PM Schedule

Monday – Thursday

5:45 PM – 10:15 PM

  • 2 days of online lectures
  • 1 day of on campus Lab work

CSS ONLINE
(Online Only)

Most Flexible Schedule

The theoretical, lecture, online lab functions, and lab simulators are online. This allows remote students, or those who need the most schedule flexibility to complete assignments by their weekly deadlines. The program sets attainable learning objectives for students and outlines explicit deadlines for reading assignments, quizzes, labs, and other assignments.

  • 2 days of online lectures
  • 1 day of virtual lab work
  • 2 instructor meetings per week

*Course schedule subject to availability. ICOHS College is a Clock Hour school, and ability to complete the program is based heavily on attendance (online or in person). Students are expected to attend a minimum 80% of course hours to pass each class and graduate.

CAREER OUTLOOK:
Cyber Security Specialist

After completing our Cyber Security Specialist training, students will be able to pursue various careers in the Cyber Security Industry. Certificate holders may choose to work in an office environment managing system software or work independently.

Possible Career Outcomes Include:

*Please note that these are national averages conducted by a third-party, and may not equate to the average for an ICOHS College graduate.

Is becoming a Cyber Security Specialist a good career?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS): Employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are projected to add about 667,600 new jobs. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security.

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LIFETIME CAREER PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE

ICOHS College offers lifetime job assistance. We offer our students resume and cover letter review and support, mock interviews, and access to our list of partners and companies that want to hire them! So regardless of how long ago a student has graduated, they can always return to ICOHS College for job assistance.

Although we cannot guarantee a job, as the actual interview and determination are up to the employer, we will support them throughout the process.

Our Career Services team is constantly in contact with businesses that are looking for new staff. We send out timely email notices of internships and openings, and we help you prepare for your application!

At any time during and after your program, you can send us your resume and cover letter for feedback and editing, and we will always make time to do mock interviews and train you to get the job you want.

Note: Self- employment is a common vocational objective after completion of this program.

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